Adult placements are not a new idea. For centuries, vulnerable people haven been cared for by people other than their family in their homes. But it wasn't until the 1970s and early 1980s however, that adult placement schemes, as an organised service, really took off in the UK. The guide has been developed to inform future guidance for local authority commissioners. It identifies relevant national minimum standards and highlights findings and case examples from the practice survey, as well as from the literature where available.
Report providing a broad overview of major developments in housing and related policy areas in Scotland and across the rest of the UK.
Pamphlet containing a collection of essays which acknowledge and celebrate the important part social work services play in supporting individuals and communities. The contributions approach the subject from various perspectives including the impact of the 1968 Social Work (Scotland) Act, the wider responsibilities which underlie standards and service delivery and the social context in which services are delivered.
Report which evaluates the robustness of financial planning, monitoring and reporting arrangements for FPNC at both national and local level. It examines the costs and funding allocations for FPNC across all Scottish councils and identifies the financial impact of FPNC on older people, the Scottish Government and councils.
Report evaluating West Lothian Council's approach to the care and support of older people at home in which smart technology is integrated into a model of care which stresses choice, independence and capacity building for older people and aims to support them to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. The evaluation looked at the views and experiences of stakeholders and the cost effectiveness of the programme.
Paper summarising the policy literature and research concerning why older people living at home may deliberately or unintentionally fail to take all of their prescribed medication when they need to and what measures may be effective in helping them comply with the prescribed doses.
Research briefing paper concentrating on issues relating to the identification of and interventions for people over 60 years who have dual sensory loss in the form of a combined hearing and sight impairment (deafblind).
The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA) promotes, supports and defends the principles and practice of independent advocacy across Scotland. This newsletter provides an update on the progress of the SIAA. Points of interest include information about independent advocacy and working with the legal profession; general hospital care for people with learning disabilities; training information; leaflets about health rights, and details of a report into access to banking services by people with learning disabilities.
Report of a study which followed up an investigation by the National Care Standards Commission in 2004 into the management of medication in care and children's homes in England which found homes were not performing well in this area.
The follow up study found some improvement but not enough to be wholly satisfactory.
The overall aims of the project were to provide an understanding of older people's experiences of poverty and their understanding of a range of indicators used to measure material deprivation.
As well as providing a rich description of older people's saving and spending habits, it also sought to understand how they interpreted material deprivation indicators. The project was based on indepth interviews and focus groups and was undertaken by the Personal Finance Research Centre at the University of Bristol.